The first preview of Ruby 1.8.7 is now available. Among bug fixes, this new release of the stable branch includes backports of a few features from Ruby 1.9, such as Object#tap, Symbol#to_proc and Enumerators.
JRuby 1.1 has been released, bringing massive performance increases due to the new JIT, a new Regex engine and other improvements. InfoQ talked to Ola Bini and Charles Nutter about the changes in the new release and the future directions of the project.
RubyGems 1.1.0 was released with performance updates and other features. In other news: RubyGems now works on Rubinius.
Two months after the initial release of Ruby 1.9.0, a new snapshot 1.9.0-1 has been released. The release warrants a look, since it contains a few breaking changes and a few small additions like Proc#curry. Also: plans for Ruby 1.8.x, the next stable release were posted.
Sun Microsystems has released the Sun SPOT platform under the GPL license. Sun SPOTs are programmable battery-powered devices controllable with Java technology.
The Spring Dynamic Modules for OSGi project, formerly known as Spring OSGi, released version 1.0 today. InfoQ spoke with SpringSource CTO Adrian Colyer and Spring Dynamic Modules project lead Costin Leau to learn more about this release and what it provides for the Spring community.
Ruby 1.9 has just been released, bringing a host of new features and improvements. Speed improvements come from the new YARV VM, concurrency features were updates with native threading and Fibers, and language changes such as a new Hash literal syntax tighten the language. We take a look at some of the features and where to find information about Ruby 1.9.
Microsoft announced the release of the Tafiti Search Visualization source code to CodePlex. Developers can now download, modify and resell the source code. The release of the source code is under the Microsoft Public License (Ms-PL). Tafiti is web search site from Microsoft to demonstrate the use of Silverlight and Live Search APIs to provide better and more specialized search.
MindTouch offers a programming library and standalone server for developing and publishing RESTful web services. Dream "Denim" 1.4.1 has been released last week.
The OpenLogic Exchange, which launched last week, provides a place where companies and developers can find, research, and download certified open source packages. It also has a knowledgebase for each package and provides information on OpenLogic's certification scores, as well as licenses and dependencies between open source packages.
Apache OpenJPA, an open-source implementation of the Java Persistence API (JPA), recently released version 1.0.0. InfoQ spoke with OpenJPA project lead Patrick Linskey to learn more about this release.
IronRuby, Microsoft's implementation of Ruby for .NET, is now hosted on RubyForge. The current state of the code is available via the Subversion repository.
Apache Geronimo, an open-source Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, recently released version 2.0.1. InfoQ took the opportunity to learn more about Apache Geronimo and where it fits into the application server space.
PMD, an open-source automated Java source code analysis and bug detection tool, recently reached version 4.0. InfoQ spoke with Tom Copeland, PMD project lead, to learn more about PMD and what capabilities it provides.
Yesterday, Marcel Molina Jr. of 37signals (and member of the Rails core-team) announced the initial release of AWS::S3, a ruby library for Amazon's Simple Store Service's (S3) REST API. In this article, Marcel shares insight into the motivations and history behind his promising new library and casts light into how Amazon's web services are transforming the industry.